James Comey Friend Says Former FBI Director Was 'Disgusted' After Trump-Comey Hug | TIME

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One of James Comey's friends, Benjamin Wittes, said the former FBI director was "disgusted" when President Trump publicly embraced him earlier this year.
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Wittes described one fraught interaction in particular: a meeting in the Oval Office after the inauguration in January, during which the president hugged the then-FBI director. Wittes said Comey was uncomfortable going to the meeting in the first place, because "the FBI director should be always at arm’s length from the President, in his view. There was an additional sensitivity here too, because many Democrats blamed Comey for Trump’s election, so he didn’t want any shows of closeness between the two that might reinforce a perception that he had put a thumb on the scale in Trump’s favor."

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James Comey Friend Says Former FBI Director Was 'Disgusted' After Trump-Comey Hug | TIME

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